Thursday, 19 August 2021
Saturday, 14 August 2021
My chum Ian has been quietly collecting and painting up an army of old-school goblins, composed of the earliest pre-slotta Nick Lund Chronicle sculpts. They are quite charming, I believe, and so I wanted to post some images of them. They are mounted on bespoke magnetic bases which are thoroughly grass flocked.
Friday, 13 August 2021
As well as yesterday's post I have also been working on the huge Ipsus game for the London GT. Most of the work has gone into this new elephant screen, which will cover the 20' plus frontage of both phalanxes.
14 of the elephants are finished, and Shaun McT returned four more to me yesterday. I have "pre-based" these latter (they fit on the four elephant-less bases) so it shouldn't take long to detail (dry-brushing and adding skin-pigment issues) to complete them. All of the elephants are Aventines, although the most recent four have Relic heads to introduce a little more variety. When deployed, these will be accompanied by roughly 240 light infantry which are 90% finished and which I'll show later on.
There will also be another 15 elephants on the table, representing Seleucus' herd.
The first outing of the huge Ipsus game will be on 25th September at the London GT in Edmonton. If you fancy taking a turn as Antigonus, Demetrius or Seleucus you can book a ticket here! You'll also get to play chum Tim's Trebia scenario.
Thursday, 12 August 2021
With just over three weeks to Chalgrove I find myself desperately finishing and basing minis for my army. This year I'm bringing Classical Indians; the army of King Matar of Paneer (so-named because Tim, who reviews the army lists, describes my entry as "cheesy"!).
Here are the minis other than the formed archers and elephants (which will feature in future posts).
"Frogs around a Pond","Kingdoms of the East","Rise of Rome”,“Rome’s Empire”Any army valid between 300 BCE and 300 CE from “Across the Indus” or “Beyond the First Cataract”The format is very similar to Chalgrove, four nail-biting games in a day on a Swiss system.